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Dunning, Eric

Works: 139 works in 724 publications in 7 languages and 16,679 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: GV706.5, 306.483
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Eric Dunning
Most widely held works by Eric Dunning
Sport matters : sociological studies of sport, violence, and civilization by Eric Dunning( )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 2,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport. It covers a wide range of issues including why modern sport developed first in England, the role of sport in European civilizing processes, the development of soccer as a world game, spectator violence in the UK, North America and the rest of the world, and the increasing commercialization and professionalization of sport. It also addresses issues surrounding gender and sport, and sport and racial stratification."--Jacket
Football on trial : spectator violence and development in the football world by Patrick Murphy( )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leading writers in the field extend their analysis formulated in Hooligans Abroad and The Roots of Football Hooliganism to shed new light on one of the most troubling social problems of our times
Barbarians, gentlemen, and players : a sociological study of the development of Rugby football by Eric Dunning( )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1979 this classic text was the first study of the development of Rugby and has a seminal place in the library of the history and sociology of sport. With a new foreword and a new afterword, Dunning and Sheard now provide a sociological analysis of the major developments that have taken place in Rugby since the 1980s, with particular attention to the professionalism that was predicted in the first edition of this text." "Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players, Second Edition will be an invaluable resource for sports lovers, rugby fans and students of the history and sociology of sport."--Jacket
Sport histories : figurational studies in the development of modern sports by Eric Dunning( )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sport Histories draws on figurational sociology to provide a fresh approach to analysing the development of modern sport. The book brings together ten case studies from a wide range of sports, including mainstream sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, boxing and cricket, to other sports that until now have been largely neglected by sports historians, such as shooting, motor racing, tennis, gymnastics and martial arts. This groundbreaking work highlights key debates in the analysis of modern sport." "Above all, Sport Histories illustrates the distinctiveness of the figurational sociological approach and its usefulness in the study of the development of modern sport."--BOOK JACKET
Quest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

53 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on Norbert Elias's work on the civilizing process, this book reviews aspects of sport in society through the ages, and develops a theory of leisure which encompasses sociological, psychological and biological perspectives
Norbert Elias and modern sociology : knowledge, interdependence, power, process by Eric Dunning( )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the interplay between the making of Elias as a sociologist and the development of his core ideas relating to figurations, interdependence, and civilising processes. Focusing on the relevance of Elias's work for current debates within sociology, the authors centrally consider his contributions to the sociology of knowledge and methodology. Dunning and Hughes locate the work of Elias within a discussion of the crisis of sociology as a subject, and compare his figurational approach with the approaches of three major figures in modern sociology: Anthony Giddens, Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu. This highly readable and engaging book will be essential reading for students and scholars of sociological theory and methods."--Publisher's website
Handbook of sports studies by Eric Dunning( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative cast of international and inter-disciplinary contributors present the best of current thinking in sports studies as the subject matures and develops academically
Sport: readings from a sociological perspective by Eric Dunning( )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sport is something rather taken for granted and little studied as part of man's and society's behaviour. This collection of essays, many of which appear in print for the first time, provides an international comparative and developmental orientation to the sociology of sport, thereby clarifying the nature of modern sports and their central structural and functional characteristics. The sports treated include football, soccer, rugby, wrestling, baseball, and bull-fighting, and some historical background is given on the development of sport. In the introduction to each section, the editor explains the questions that the selections are intended to illustrate, and treats briefly such matters as theories of sport and play, the social factors in their development, sport and socialization, class and race in sport, sport as an occupation and an industry, and conflict and social control in sport. This reader will be of interest to those professionally concerned, either as teacher or student, with sociology and physical education, but it should also appeal to athletes, sports-lovers, and sports commentators who like to keep their thinking in good shape too
The Germans : power struggles and the development of habitus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Norbert Elias( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an account of German social development, focusing on the 20th century and showing that the rise of the Nazi regime grew out of Germany's past. Germany's unification took place through a series of wars, during which large sections of the middle classes abandoned humanistic values and adopted militaristic and authoritarian values. In pt. 4 (p. 299-402), "The Breakdown of Civilization, " Elias states that the extermination of the Jews is an example of the vulnerability of civilization and the dangers of growth processes, in which decay can predominate. Although every war is a regression to barbarism, the Holocaust was the deepest regression; even the minimum rules of civilized conduct were not observed. People in Germany and elsewhere thought that the Nazis, living in a "civilized" society, would not act as brutally as they talked; they could not believe that the Nazis would actually act in accordance with their barbaric ideology
The Sports process : a comparative and developmental approach( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sports Process" uses a historical/developmental approach to explore the development of sport, its international diffusion, and ongoing changes in sport around the world. Its contributors include 13 international leaders in the study of the sociology of sport
The civilizing process : sociogenetic and psychogenetic investigations by Norbert Elias( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work traces the "civilizing" of manners in Western Europe since the Middle Ages, and shows how this was related to the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them. Originally published as two volumes: "The History of Manners" and "State Formation and Civilization."
The roots of football hooliganism : an historical and sociological study by Eric Dunning( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors' study starts in the 1880s, when professional football first emerged in its modern form, charting the pre and inter-war periods and revealing that England's World Cup triumph formed a watershed. The changing social composition of football crowds and the changing class structure of British society is discussed and the genesis of modern football hooliganism is explained by tracing it to the cultural conditions and circumstances which reproduce in young working-class males an interest in a publicly expressed aggressive masculine style
Hooligans abroad : the behaviour and control of English fans in continental Europe by John Williams( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces international developments in the hooligan phenomenon since the Heysel tragedy of 1985. The authors make special reference to the troubled European championships in West Germany in 1988 and look critically at political responses to the problem. The authors used 'participant observation' in their research on British fans at the World Cup in Spain, and at matches in Rotterdam and Copenhagen, and capture the authentic voice of football hooliganism in their interviews. In this analysis of patterns of football violence the authors suggest some short-term proposals for res
Sport and leisure in the civilizing process : critique and counter-critique by Eric Dunning( Book )

23 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Figurational sociology is associated with the writings of Norbert Elias. In his theory of 'the civilizing process' and his work on the activity of sociology, Elias devised an approach to the study of human life which is now recognized as one of the major contributions to twentieth-century social science." "Working in collaboration with Eric Dunning, Elias developed a series of writings on sport and leisure. These have been so influential that in some circles they are identified as the leading approach in the field. However, the figurational approach has also been widely criticized. For some critics it exhibits all of the worst features of the now discredited 'liberal', 'functionalist' school of sociology." "This collection provides a major critical assessment of the figurational approach to our understanding of sport and leisure. Contributors explore the distinctive features of such an approach and show its application to matters of sport and leisure. However, this is not a one-sided collection. The editors invited critics of figurational sociology to set out their points of view. Feminist and neo-Marxist contributors, for example, spell out why they judge the approach to be of limited value. The concluding chapter written by Eric Dunning, offers a major statement of what figurational sociologists argue and how their arguments differ from other leading approaches both generally and in the field of sport and leisure. This unique and accessible collection is an important contribution to the growing area of sport and leisure studies."--Jacket
The sociology of sport: a selection of readings by Eric Dunning( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sportsoziologie, Fussball, Geschichte, Baseball, Soziologie, Gruppendynamik, Grossbritannien, Deutschland, USA, Gesellschaft, Konflikt
Fighting fans : football hooliganism as a world phenomenon( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume considers soccer hooliganism in 14 countries and shows that, despite its tendencies to be associated with English culture, it has long been a social problem worldwide
Sport et civilisation : la violence mâitrisée by Norbert Elias( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sport occupe une part croissante de nos loisirs. Comment expliquer son rôle? A-t-il pour fonction de libérer les tensions que créent les contraintes de la société? Pourquoi le football, le rugby ou encore la boxe, apparus en Angleterre, ont-ils été adoptés dans le monde entier, alors que le cricket ne s'est répandu que dans les pays du Commonwealth? A quoi correspondent les violences des supporters et des houligans?Norbert Elias voit dans le sport un laboratoire privilégié pour réfléchir sur les rapports sociaux et leur évolution. Il montre que le sport moderne n'a plus grand-chose à voir avec les affrontements guerriers et rituels de l'Antiquité ou du Moyen Age. Aujourd'hui, l'égalité des chances entre joueurs est censée annuler leurs différences sociales. De plus, le code des comportements, la sensibilité ont changé, imposant une diminution de la violence autorisée. Autre différence majeure : le plaisir de la pratique, ou du spectacle sportif, tient à l'excitation que procurent des affrontements corporels qui ne sont qu'un simulacre; visant à écarter les risques excessifs, à ne pas mettre la vie en péril, ils permettent à chaque individu de relâcher le contrôle de ses émotions. Fondamentalement, l'histoire de chaque sport est donc liée à l'apparition de règlements de plus en plus rigoureux qui ont uniformisé les pratiques sportives dans le but de maîtriser le déploiement ou le spectacle de la violence
Norbert Elias by Eric Dunning( )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four volumes provide a comprehensive and penetrating survey of Elias's life and work. They pinpoint the main fields of research which Elias and his followers have explored: the civilizing process; state-formation; knowledge, religion and science; informalization; power; established-outsider figurations in fields such as class, gender and race; the sociology of the body; the sociology of the emotions; the sociology of leisure, sport and the arts; the sociology of the professions; medicine and psychoanalysis; crime and punishment; drug use and abuse. The collection also explores the various critiques of Elias's `figurational' or `process' sociology and counter-critiques by Elias's followers. The volumes successfully locate the work of Elias and his followers in the context of modern sociology, especially in relation to writers such as Mannheim, Adorno, Parsons, Goffman, Foucault and Bourdieu. In the penetrating, original and informative Introduction, Eric Dunning and Stephen Mennell elucidate Elias's sociological contributions and the bearing his life experiences had on his work. The collection is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the sociological contribution of Norbert Elias
Association football : a study in figurational sociology by Graham Curry( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. The folk antecedents of modern football -- 2. Public school status rivalry and the early development of football : the cases of Eton and Rugby -- 3. The universities and codification -- 4. The Sheffield footballing sub-culture and other early clubs -- 5. The emergence of the Football Association -- 6. The advent of professionalism -- 7. The origins of football debate
Sport im Zivilisationsprozess Studien zur Figurationssoziologie by Norbert Elias( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Football on trial : spectator violence and development in the football world
Football on trial : spectator violence and development in the football worldBarbarians, gentlemen, and players : a sociological study of the development of Rugby footballSport histories : figurational studies in the development of modern sportsQuest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing processNorbert Elias and modern sociology : knowledge, interdependence, power, processHandbook of sports studiesThe Germans : power struggles and the development of habitus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuriesThe Sports process : a comparative and developmental approach
Alternative Names
Duning, Eric G.

Dunning, Eric 1936-

Dunning Eric G.

Dunning, Eric G. 1936-

Dunning, Eric Geoffrey 1936-

Eric Dunning britischer Soziologe und Professor

Eric Dunning Brits socioloog

Eric Dunning Sociologist

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더닝, 에릭 1936-2019

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